Rosthern Junior College

Grade 11 Courses

Grade 11 compulsory courses include English 20, History 20 or Native Studies 20, one science course at the 20 level, one math course at the 20 level, Phys Ed 20 and Life Transitions 20.

Each student must also register in two Christian Ethics classes - one each semester. Each course is a half credit and combines with a second course to make a full credit.

To view the complete selection of RJC courses available for Grade 11, please select the types of classes listed below:

Required Courses

English 20
This is a compulsory English course offered at the Grade 11 level. It emphasizes reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing. The objectives for the program are - acquiring and practicing the correct essay format, developing methods for characterization, initiating analytical techniques both in the written and viewing, and enhancing speaking skills.
History 20
History 20 guides students through the changes and challenges faced by the world community during the 20th Century. Specific areas of concentration include the causes, actions and consequences surrounding World War 1, the Russian Revolution, World War II, the competing ideologies of democracy and communism, the Cold War, nationalism in its various forms and modern world issues.
Native Studies 20
This course examines the historical and contemporary experiences and issues of Canada's First Nations. As relationships between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal Canadians continues to grow increasingly interrelated, a background of respect and understanding among all involved will be necessary. Native Studies attempts to foster such learning.
Health Science 20
This course will challenge students to look at the health science field from holistic and analytic perspectives to provide a basis for making sound personal health choices. Students will apply information in the areas of medical knowledge systems and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and medical diagnostics. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide a context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems and the tools and techniques used to diagnose those systems. Students will also investigate the range of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan.
Physical Science 20
This course will allow students to investigate the foundations of chemistry, including the mole and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of heat and light, and help them better understand the physical science related career paths. Physical Science will allow students to investigate scientific concepts in a hands-on, lab-based manner. If you wonder about how chemistry and physics help industry, agriculture and pure science research, this might be the right course for you.
Math 20: Foundations of Mathematics
Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students intending to pursue careers in areas that typically require university, but are not math intensive, such as the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and nursing.
Math 20: Pre-Calculus
Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in science-related areas. 10% to 20% of all Grade 12 graduates are entering fields for which Pre-Calculus is appropriate.
Phys Ed 20
The focus of this course is on the development of tactical and physical skills introduced through both traditional and alternative group activities, team sports, and games which promote an active lifestyle. There will be outdoor excursions (canoeing, hiking, cycling) to different ecological regions of Saskatchewan.
Life Transitions 20
The three disciplines of career and student development, family life education and health education are integrated within Life Transitions. They share a common emphasis on personal development, interpersonal relationships, resource management and career development. Achieving a positive lifestyle requires knowledge, self-awareness, motivation and effort. Its benefits last a lifetime. It involves behaviors that promote and support well-being now and throughout a person's life. Well-being is a broadly defined term used to describe a highly developed level of health resulting from the balancing of all dimensions of health: physical, social, spiritual, emotional and intellectual. Life Transitions is a term signifying major changes encountered throughout life. A few examples include graduating from high school, entering the world of work, selecting a mate, becoming a parent and changing careers.
Bible Survey 1 and 2
All students in their first year enrol in Bible Survey class. This course is divided into two semesters and provides the students with a basic understanding of the Bible and its themes.
Anabaptist and Mennonite History
All second year students in their first semester enrol in Anabaptist and Mennonite History. This course examines the origins of the Reformation and Anabaptism, and the persecution that coincided with these movements.
Peace and Justice Studies
Second and third year students may select Peace and Justice Studies for second semester. In this course, peace is explored from a Christian perspective. Current events are studied in the light of Christ's call to peacemaking. Militarism, social injustice, media violence, environmental stewardship and fair trade are discussed. The development of a peace project is the main assignment for the course.
Social Ethics
Second and third year students may select Social Ethics for second semester. This course attempts to help students develop an understanding of ethics and ethical theories to better equip them to answer the "what if" questions when faced with them in life. Specific focus is placed on the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ and on responding to a number of ethical issues facing people in today's modern world.

Elective Courses

Practical and Applied Arts 20
This course will include a number of models including ones such as resume writing, woodworking, design, cooking and so on.
Communications Media 20
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and abilities in audio, video and multimedia production technologies.
Choral 20
The fundamental aspect of Choral is the preparation and performance of choral music. Through preparation, students learn proper singing technique, basic ear training, note reading and independent singing skills. Performances give students the opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned in class. No previous experience is required.
Visual Arts 20
Art classes are designed to provide a basic, solid foundation in art, and to encourage creative, individual artistic expression. The classes help create an awareness of art in other cultures, encourage visual statements on social concerns/issues and introduce students to art history and appreciation.
Theatre Arts 20
At the Secondary Level, Theatre Arts is taught using the the Arts Education curriculum. The curriculum is designed to allow for a variety of possibilities for delivery, respecting that timetabling situations and personnel vary from school to school. The course may be taught by one teacher or several, working individually or as a team.

 Elective courses will be offered depending on enrolment or student interest.

Other Courses

Driver Education
To be eligible for a Saskatchewan Driver's License a person must take a Driver Education Course. There is no cost for Saskatchewan students who are taking this course for the first time. For students from other provinces or students who need to complete or repeat the Driver Education course, the cost will be approximately $650.
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